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Website Goals

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Does your Website have Goals? You want people to hear your message. You want people to understand what you offer. You want to drive business to your physical location. You want people to contact you. You need to provide customer... View Article

Collaboration

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

I decided to put this model together to represent the process of collaboration as I see it. One common problem projects face is that collaborators can have a negative effect on productivity and progress is they require an absolute understanding... View Article

User stories

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

User stories are part of an approach that helps shift the focus from writing about requirements to talking about them. All user stories include a written sentence or two and, more importantly, a series of conversations about the desired website’s... View Article

“Locked in!” Squarespace websites and dead end packages

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

These are the promises. “Squarespace is the all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. Domains, eCommerce, hosting, galleries, analytics, and 24/7 support.” “Squarespace takes care of all your hosting & technical needs – so you can focus... View Article

Yes! Mobile devices are used to access your site.

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

You have a website so you know your business depends upon online traffic. Did you know. More than half of digital traffic online now comes from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets? A new study suggests about 24 percent... View Article

WordPress and security

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

It’s not a secret. A secure website is vital for protecting the website that represents your business. You also need to protect against hackers trying to take over your site to use for their own personal gain. Sometimes hackers show... View Article

What is WordPress

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS)  that can be installed on your web hosting server. I am of the opinion that WordPress is not a true CMS but is often used as... View Article

What is Joomla

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Joomla is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently. Joomla installs directly on you web... View Article

WordPress – Making a post

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

As a benefit to TOD clients, this article contains information on how to make a Post in WordPress. You need to have the login information and know how to get into the Admin section of your WordPress site. Video is... View Article

Logo Design Mistakes

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Below, we go through 10 common logo design mistakes that you should avoid if you want to create a successful and professional logo. Here are the most common reasons why many logos look amateurish: The business owner wanted to save... View Article

Graphic designers and your website

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

On Designers More than Website Design – The unfortunate stereotype that designers have put themselves into is that a designers job is to create art, to create something of beauty. As if everything in the world needs to be high... View Article

Getting Paid

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

E-commerce answers Paypal has long been the “simple” answer A popular alternative to a full merchant account, particularly for beginning developers, is to use PayPal. PayPal can be used in a couple of ways, but the older, traditional PayPal model... View Article

Social Media Experts

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

All you really need to know. Social Media is a hot topic and may individual business owners as well as fortune 500 companies all want a piece of the online marking that can only be delivered by social media. So... View Article

Clear your Cache

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Sometimes I have clients ask, “Why cant I see the latest version of my webpages?” I usually suggest they clear their browser cache and refresh. Sometimes there is a silent pause followed by a “what?” So, I decided to put... View Article

Dont have time to blog? Do it from your phone

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

If you are one of the countless WordPress users. You can blog the old “sit at the desk” way or you can go to your app store ( google play,  apple,  blackberry, or windows, and download the mobile app. This... View Article

Website Content and Marketing your business

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

What do you need for website content? This is something that comes up all of the time with clients who need to provide content for a new website and are faced with deciding what to write. That would seem to be... View Article

Cheap Hosting & what you get for your money

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

I have always thought it is dang near impossible to choose web hosting for an amateur. There are packages and platforms and options and of course pricing from next to nothing on up to hundreds of dollars per year. I... View Article

Explaining Responsive Design

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

This is a great video, courtesy of the Google Developer network. This Video begins by explaining why responsive design is important and better yet, what you can expect from a responsive design. I will say the video goes on to... View Article

What is a Domain Name?

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Webopedia says: “Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses and are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages. Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to.” Feel... View Article

What is Web Hosting?

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

My simple definition: Web hosting is a place where the files that make up your website are kept. Essentially this is a computer, but unlike your computer, this one is special in that it is dedicated in purpose. It is set... View Article

How To Clear Your DNS Cache

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Overview Your DNS cache stores the locations (IP addresses) of webservers that contain pages which you have recently viewed. If the location of the web server changes before the entry in your DNS cache updates, you can no longer access... View Article

Website Design

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Making Satisfied Customers At TOD we are Creating Great Websites & Making Satisfied Customers. We are not designing websites just based on pretty pictures and bright colors. There is a method to creating websites that involves a knowledge brought about by years... View Article

Meet TOD

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Todd Twining is the creative force behind Twining Original Design. With a focus on customer satisfaction, my business philosophy states simply: “We should be easy to do business with, and be ready to exceed our customers expectations at every opportunity.... View Article

Web Design

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Creating Great Websites – Making Satisfied Customers Designing websites is far more than pretty pictures and trendy colors. There is a method to creating websites that involves a knowledge from years of development experience. Contact Us We look forward to putting our... View Article

Web Hosting Packages

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Just what is Web hosting?What about a domain name?   Simple As low as $7.95/month Advanced As low as $14.95/month Pro As low as $24.95/month Typical Use Basic HTML websites(no database) SMALL BUSINESSWordPress & CMS systems requiring  databases MEDIUM to... View Article

SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Twining Original Design’s SEO Guarantee –  Twining Original Design (TOD) does guarantee that our clients will be happy with our SEO results. TOD will guarantee that if they implement our SEO recommendations, search traffic will rise, and we do guarantee... View Article

Social Media

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Social media marketing campaigns typically focus on efforts to create content that attracts attention and tempts readers to share it with their social networks. A company message may spread from user to user and possibly will connect with viewers because... View Article

Hiring a Web Developer: The Job Description

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

More than Website Design – The first item under the job title should be a summary overview the position. A list of job duties and responsibilities should follow. Though the nuts and bolts of the job responsibilities can vary, overall... View Article

E-commerce – Selling online

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

 More than Website Design – Selling Online used to be out of reach for many. Web stores were all custom built. Now very few are. Why? E-commerce solutions are offered by web hosts, within do-it-yourself web builders, CMS platforms like... View Article

The Face of your Business

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

More than Website Design – YOUR WEBSITE IS THE FACE OF YOUR BUSINESS You wouldn’t go to a business meeting in bell bottom jeans and a tie dye shirt (unless you were very certain the theme of the meeting was... View Article

Why you should dump the Internet Explorer web browser

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

More than Website Design – History The Mosaic Web browser opened the Internet to the general public. It provided a pleasurable means to navigate the World Wide Web and was free for personal use. To compete with the appeal of the Internet’s... View Article

A guide to tasteful Web Design

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

More than Website Design – Take a stroll through your local web design sites. What do you see. I see sites that scream look at me, like cheap harlot in a skimpy red dress. I see others that cling to... View Article

10 tips to select a great domain name

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

More than Website Design – 1) Brainstorm 5 Top Keywords – When you first begin your domain name search, it helps to have 5 terms or phrases in mind that best describe the domain you’re seeking. Once you have this list,... View Article

Just plain Bad Domain names

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

More than Website Design – A site called “Who Represents” where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is www.whorepresents.com Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange... View Article

What is a Webmaster?

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

More than Website Design – A Webmaster is the administrator of a website. A webmaster (from web and master), also called a web architect, web developer, site author, or website administrator, is a person responsible for maintaining one or many... View Article

Why Local – and why not!

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

More than Website Design – Why local? Does the web designer you hire have to be local talent? Absolutely not! The most important things in hiring a web designer is to find someone that’s good at their job, clicks with... View Article

How to buy Web Hosting

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

More than Website Design – There are more folks buying web hosting everyday that have no Idea whatsoever about what they are buying.  In this article TOD will try to give you a basic understanding of what makes up a... View Article

Hiring Web Designers on Craigslist

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

The Dangers I’m not about to say that Craigslist is full of scam artists and charlatans; by and large, my experience with the site has been very positive as both a consumer and a poster. However, there are a still... View Article

What is Responsive Design?

February 20, 2018 7:47 pm Published by

Background Almost every new client these days wants a mobile version of their website. It’s practically essential after all: one design for the BlackBerry, another for the iPhone, the iPad, netbook, Kindle — and all screen resolutions must be compatible,... View Article